Cedric the Entertainer Is the New Host of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire"

Cedric the Entertainer Is the New Host of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire"

Today show anchor Meredith Viera has been the host of ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - otherwise known as "hey, is that show still on? - since 2002, but, according to Deadline, she won't be for much longer. Viera will depart her position as host of the long-running game show at the end of this season, and stand-up comedian Cedric the Entertainer will take over the post.

"With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show," the president of Disney-ABC Domestic TV, Janice Marinelli, commented upon announcement of the news.

The series originally premiered in 1999 with Regis Philbin as host.

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[via Deadline]

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